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Television Series: Bit för Bit (Bit by Bit)

Bit för Bit (Bit by Bit) was a Swedish TV-series about computers. Six episodes were broadcasted in 1989 as part of the youth segment called Unga Tvåan on Sveriges Television (SVT). It was a mixture of education and entertainment, where each episode had competitions in games and demos, and usually an educational clip and examples of CGI-animation. There was a slightly confused hostess (Gila Bergqvist) and an animated co-host called Orcon. Orcon would slightly change his voice, personality and role in between the episodes. John Minson was a British journalist who did exclusive reports from the UK. The last episode was hosted by Jan Trolin. Bit för Bit was the first, if not only, TV-show that brought the demoscene into the public eye on a frequent basis. They displayed demos as backdrop to the hostess, showing unedited scrolltexts with greetings, fuckings and so on. Each episode showed a collage of Amiga demos, supposedly sent in by the demo groups, and in the following episode a winner was announced. The winner was selected by a jury. Several famous demoscene groups appeared: Fairlight, Rebels, Defjam, Kefrens, Phenomena, Byterapers, etc. In E01 and E02 the vertical synchronization was off, so the demos were displayed wrong. The end credits was a part from a Phenomena megademo, with the song Let's Party by Firefox. Every episode had a gaming competition called "teledataspelet." The games played were GeeBee Air Rally, California Games, Paperboy and RVF Honda. They were played using the phone as a joystick. The beeps of the phone accompanied the sound of the game, and the commentry of the hostess. There were examples of CGI-animation in most episodes. Just like the demos and games they were badly credited but they were made by, for example, John Lasseter and Jeff Minter.

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E01 Intro: Mamma, håll käften Orcon Feature: Computer History Demos: The Link (#1), Alpha Flight, Defjam/Spreadpoint Game: BeeGee Air Rally CG Animation: Red's Dream (John Lasseter/Pixar) ABOUT THE SHOW Bit för Bit (Bit by Bit) was a Swedish TV-series about computers. Six episodes were broadcasted in 1989 as part of the youth segment called Unga Tvåan on Sveriges Television (SVT). It was a mixture of education and entertainment, where each episode had competitions in games and demos, and...
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E06 Intro: New host, Jan Trolin CG Animation: Wavefront Feature: Where Computer Games Come From, part 2 Demos: The Link, Maffia, Red Sector, Phenomena Game: RVF Honda CG Movie: Merak (excerpt) (Jeff Minter & Adrian Wagner) ABOUT THE SHOW Bit för Bit (Bit by Bit) was a Swedish TV-series about computers. Six episodes were broadcasted in 1989 as part of the youth segment called Unga Tvåan on Sveriges Television (SVT). It was a mixture of education and entertainment, where each episode had...
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E05 Intro CG Animation: Ford Promo, Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival Feature: Where Computer Games Come From, part 1 Demos: Red Sector, Byterapers, Shadow Soft, Avalanche (#1) Game: Paperboy CG Animation: Tin Toy (John Lasseter/Pixar) ABOUT THE SHOW Bit för Bit (Bit by Bit) was a Swedish TV-series about computers. Six episodes were broadcasted in 1989 as part of the youth segment called Unga Tvåan on Sveriges Television (SVT). It was a mixture of education and entertainment, where each...
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E04 Intro: Rebels Megademo playing as backdrop CG Animation: PPS Cincinnati, Wavefront Feature: PC Show London by John Minson Demos: Scoopex, Fairlight, Rebels (#1) Game: California Games/BMX Racing (One gamer with old phone) ABOUT THE SHOW Bit för Bit (Bit by Bit) was a Swedish TV-series about computers. Six episodes were broadcasted in 1989 as part of the youth segment called Unga Tvåan on Sveriges Television (SVT). It was a mixture of education and entertainment, where each episode had...
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E02 Intro Feature: Super computers and artificial intelligence at Chalmers Technical University, Gothenburg Demos: Fairlight/North Star, Red Sector, It (#1), Rebels Game: BeeGee Air Rally ABOUT THE SHOW Bit för Bit (Bit by Bit) was a Swedish TV-series about computers. Six episodes were broadcasted in 1989 as part of the youth segment called Unga Tvåan on Sveriges Television (SVT). It was a mixture of education and entertainment, where each episode had competitions in games and demos, and...
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E03 Intro CG Animation: Singing Microphone, Running Man Feature: Piracy in the Gaming Industry (London) by John Minson Feature: Report from the Alpha Flight/Vision Factory/Powerslaves Copy Party in Geffen Feature: PC Show (London) by John Minson Demos: Alpha Flight (#1), Kefrens, ESA, Dual Crew Game: California Games/BMX Racing ABOUT THE SHOW Bit för Bit (Bit by Bit) was a Swedish TV-series about computers. Six episodes were broadcasted in 1989 as part of the youth segment called Unga Tvåan...